2020 Amendment Guide

Florida’s history with state constitutions is storied. We have had six different constitutions over our 175 years. Our most recent constitution was ratified just 52 years ago, and we possess more ways to amend the constitution than any other state. In most election years, ballot initiatives are fairly clear and [...]

By |2020-09-04T09:42:08-04:00September 14th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on 2020 Amendment Guide

Common Themes from the Commonwealth: Puerto Rico’s growing role in Florida politics

By: David Freddoso CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF Introduction In 2017, Florida overtook New York to become the state with the largest Puerto Rican population in America. This milestone serves to illustrate just how much political influence the Puerto Rican diaspora has come to exercise, even though Puerto [...]

By |2020-09-04T09:42:36-04:00August 24th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on Common Themes from the Commonwealth: Puerto Rico’s growing role in Florida politics

Bitcoin Beach: Reforms to Attract Cryptocurrency Innovation and Investment in the Sunshine State

By Andrea O'Sullivan, Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation, The James Madison Institute CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF  Introduction  Florida can and should become a leader in the advancement of cryptocurrency. In one short decade, Bitcoin (the most widely known cryptocurrency) has grown from a little-known [...]

By |2020-08-18T13:15:20-04:00August 10th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on Bitcoin Beach: Reforms to Attract Cryptocurrency Innovation and Investment in the Sunshine State

“The Road Ahead: Why Florida Should Shift from Per-Gallon Gas Taxes to Per-Mile Charges- and How to Do It”

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF By Robert Poole Introduction Florida’s road network depends heavily on per-gallon taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. The gas tax was invented in Oregon in 1919, and within a decade it was adopted by all of the then-48 states. Nearly all states dedicated [...]

By |2020-07-02T09:56:46-04:00July 7th, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on “The Road Ahead: Why Florida Should Shift from Per-Gallon Gas Taxes to Per-Mile Charges- and How to Do It”

Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY): The Threat to Older Americans

JMI and Pioneer Institute co-released a new report, Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY): The Threat to Older Americans, which examines how the QALY methodology to determine drug treatment value threatens to discriminate against older adults by placing a lower value on treatments that would extend the life of or improve quality [...]

By |2020-05-22T11:55:10-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY): The Threat to Older Americans

2020 Legislative Successes in Florida

This year, we saw an unparalleled level of energy and commitment to the principles that are central to JMI’s mission. From the parents desperately trying to realize a better future for their children, to the entrepreneurs seeking to expand their business here, to those needing a better choice for their [...]

By |2020-06-03T15:41:39-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Publications|Comments Off on 2020 Legislative Successes in Florida
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